Arima Onsen

Arima Onsen (有馬温泉 Arima Onsen) Arima Onsen (有馬温泉 Arima Onsen) is an onsen, or hot springs in Kita-ku, Kobe, Japan. This Onsen is still a hidden treasure of modern Kobe, behind Mount Rokko. It attracts many Japanese who want tranquility with beautiful natural surroundings and yet easy access from the…

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Nature You Meet in the Mountains 14

Nature You Meet in the Mountains: Flora & Fauna of Korea 14 A series of articles, “Nature You Meet in the Mountains,” about the peninsula’s mushrooms, insects, trees and herbs & flowers.  Insects Name: 풀무치 Pulmuchi  Scientific name: Locusta migratoria (Linne)  Distribution: worldwide  This locust is about 48 to 65 millimeters in length. It comes…

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Nature You Meet in the Mountains 13

Nature You Meet in the Mountains: Flora & Fauna of Korea 13 A series of articles, “Nature You Meet in the Mountains,” about the peninsula’s mushrooms, insects, trees and herbs & flowers.  Insects Name: 콩중이 Kongjungi Scientific name: Gastrimargus marmoratus (Thunberg) Distribution: Korea, Japan, Taiwan  This grasshopper has a body size of 40 to 57…

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Nature You Meet in the Mountains 12

Nature You Meet in the Mountains: Flora & Fauna of Korea 12 A series of articles, “Nature You Meet in the Mountains,” about the peninsula’s mushrooms, insects, trees and herbs & flowers.  Insects Name: 깃동잠자리 Gitdong jamjari Scientific name: Sympetrum infuscatum (Selys)  Distribution: Korea, China, Japan, Taiwan  This dragonfly has an abdomen of 25 to…

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Nature You Meet in the Mountains 11

Nature You Meet in the Mountains: Flora & Fauna of Korea 11 A series of articles, “Nature You Meet in the Mountains,” about the peninsula’s mushrooms, insects, trees and herbs & flowers.  Insects Name: 고추좀잠자리 Gochujomjamjari Scientific name: Sympetrum depressiusculum (Selys)  Distribution: Korea, Japan, Siberia and Europe  This dragonfly is known as a “darter” in…

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Nature You Meet in the Mountains 10

Nature You Meet in the Mountains: Flora & Fauna of Korea 10 A series of articles, “Nature You Meet in the Mountains,” about the peninsula’s mushrooms, insects, trees and herbs & flowers.  Insects Name: 나비잠자리 Nabi jamjari Scientific name: Rhyothemis fuliginosa Selys Distribution: Korea, China, Japan This dragonfly, commonly known as a…

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Nature You Meet in the Mountains 9

Nature You Meet in the Mountains: Flora & Fauna of Korea 9 A series of articles, “Nature You Meet in the Mountains,” about the peninsula’s mushrooms, insects, trees and herbs & flowers.  Insects Name: 중간밀잠자리 junggan miljamjari Scientific name: Orthetrum japonicum internum McLachlan Distribution: Korea, China, Japan, Taiwan, India This dragon fly…

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The Geisha districts of Kyoto

The five Geisha districts of Kyoto: In Kyoto there are five active hanamachi (flower streets), in Kyoto hanamachi is called kagai, thus the five hanamachi are often called the gokagai (五花街), the five hanamachi. Gion Kōbu Gion Higashi Miyagawa-chō Kamishichiken Ponto-chō These are located around the Kamo river, from Sanjo…

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